The Miami Heat are jumping into the heat of a playoff run, no pun intended. But, with next season lurking, what are they willing to do for a megastar?
The Miami Heat are on the cusp of a potential playoff run of epic proportion. Coming into a season where no one thought that they had the chance to do anything, led by Jimmy Butler and all of his vitriol, they said everything about Jimmy’s move except that it was a good one.
Saying that “it was an early retirement” or things like Jimmy was going on an “extended four-year vacation, you would pay good money to see the look on those same people’s faces right now. Regardless of that though, the Miami Heat came out and shocked the world (shoutout to former Heat champion and coaching alumni, Juwan Howard).
Either way though, things have worked out well for the Miami Heat and they should only continue to do so. This is so much so the case, that every pending or potential free agent starts to become linked to Miami.
One name that we have heard ever so much about when it comes to potentially joining the Miami Heat is one of the best players in the world, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. It’s starting to become more than simple linkage though as well.
Here’s what Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel had to say when asked a question based around the topic. It’s from his regular Q&A column, titled “Ask Ira”. Here it is.
Q: If Heat beat Bucks, then Cream City will be in chaos. Does Miami need Giannis Antetokounmpo? Duncan Robinson is really only in his first year; he shows potential to do much more. My vision for Tyler Herro is Luka, Doncic: non-athletic quarterback like Tom Brady who has a legendary feel for the game. With Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, that’s a core four not including others. Back to Milwaukee, a second-round exit will demand changes. Giannis may question his future in Brew City. For the Bucks, it’s Finals or breakup. — Leonard, Cornelius, N.C.
A: The point I agree with most is that the Bucks have to make the NBA Finals, or it will get quite uneasy in Milwaukee. As for your other points, there is this reality: If the Heat had to, there is not a player on the current roster they wouldn’t trade for Giannis Antetokounmpo, or possibly not even any two.
Wow, what a response. Not one and assets, but “possibly not even any two” players on this roster that would be safe in a potential Giannis deal?
That’s quite the statement and news. Now, we tell you what we think of the topic.
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